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October 6, 2006 | Mitchell Landsberg, Times Staff Writer
Roy Romer is perched on the seat of a 100cc Honda dirt bike, snaking down a mountain trail high in the front range of the Rockies. He is 77, the superintendent of Los Angeles schools, a former three-term governor of Colorado, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, a man who has rubbed shoulders with Bill Clinton and Tony Blair and knocked elbows with Antonio Villaraigosa, and at the moment he is revving downhill helmet-free, looking a bit like a circus bear on a bicycle.
August 24, 2006 | Howard Blume, Times Staff Writer
Six years ago, when Roy Romer arrived to take over the Los Angeles schools, many teachers and administrators were skeptical. The former Colorado governor, backed by then-Mayor Richard Riordan and billionaire Eli Broad, was not only unschooled in the workings of the Los Angeles Unified School District, he was not even an educator.
May 11, 2006 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles schools chief Roy Romer fired off a stern rebuttal to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's call for a state audit Wednesday, saying that he and the Board of Education welcome the review but reject the mayor's continued attacks on the school district. At a news conference, Villaraigosa and several mayors from surrounding cities also served by the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second-largest, signed a letter to state legislators asking for a review of student achievement.
Los Angeles schools Supt. Roy Romer on Thursday named the superintendent of the Little Lake City School District in Santa Fe Springs to be his only deputy. Maria Gutierrez Ott, a former bilingual specialist for the Los Angeles schools, will be in charge of instruction for the 711,000-student district and will report directly to Romer. The appointment completes the remake of the district's top administrative structure.
September 28, 2005 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
In a show of support for the city's school chief, the Los Angeles Board of Education announced late Tuesday night that it would allow Supt. Roy Romer to serve the final year of his contract. Faced with a Friday deadline on the matter, board members met in an unusual, late-night closed session Tuesday. At the end of the meeting, board President Marlene Canter read a statement announcing that Romer would remain and commended him for his work.
October 1, 2000
Recently a reporter read to me 10 student complaints in a row about overcrowding. Because of the length of the list, I said it sounded like whining (Sept. 25). That was a mistake. Their complaints are legitimate and I should have been more sensitive in replying. Am I concerned that many of our schools are overcrowded? You bet I am. Does it get in the way of the students being properly educated? Absolutely. This is why I have made it one of my highest priorities to aggressively search for solutions to find more space to meet these needs.
March 11, 2001
Re "Board Narrowly OKs 15% Raises for Teachers," Feb. 28, and "L.A. Unified Reaches Deal With Officials on Pay Raises," March 8. Recently, the Los Angeles Board of Education voted 4 to 3 to raise teachers' salaries by 15%. Hallelujah! Isn't it about time? With many teachers quitting in their first four years, plus the terrible teacher shortage and the morale of teachers at an all-time low, this will give teachers a spiritual lift. As an English teacher with Los Angeles Unified School District for 36 years (retired '91)
August 13, 1998 | From Associated Press
Despite allegations that the JonBenet Ramsey investigation has been bungled, Gov. Roy Romer said Wednesday he will not appoint a special prosecutor because it would further hold up the nearly 20-month-old inquiry. Romer called a news conference after prosecutors met Wednesday with Boulder Dist. Atty. Alex Hunter. Romer said he believes Hunter will impanel a grand jury to investigate the slaying.
January 14, 1997 | Associated Press
President Clinton on Monday picked Colorado Gov. Roy Romer to serve as the new general chairman of the Democratic National Committee. At the same time, Clinton tapped Massachusetts businessman and longtime Democratic activist Steven Grossman to serve as the DNC's national chairman and run the party's day-to-day operations, said two senior administration officials, speaking on condition of anonymity.
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